A native of Alameda, Calif., Julie graduated from the University of Arizona in 2006 with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. In her senior year of college, she received the 2006 Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award from the University of Arizona Journalism Department
While in college, Julie interned for KVOA, the NBC affiliate in Tucson, Ariz., and for CNN's Showbiz Tonight in Los Angeles
Julie landed her first job in television news at KOB, an NBC affiliate in Roswell, N.M., where she received an Associated Press Award for continuing coverage of a town devastated by a tornado.
She earned the Keeper of the Flame Award in 2010 from the CUE Center for Missing Persons, which recognizes her commitment to helping missing persons and homicide victims through news reports. Julie won first place for best health reporting from the North Carolina Associated Press in 2013 for her story about brain surgery saving a young child's life.
In her free time, Julie can be found cheering on the U of A Wildcats, especially during basketball season. She also loves to go to the beach, run and spend time with her family and friends.